Other names: Henry William
Locations in this story: Andover, HampsireFrance & FlandersSt. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetSixpenny Handley, DorsetBagthorpe Military Hospital, NottinghamNo.1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France
Story: Henry William Lucas was born in 1887 in Sixpenny Handley and baptised there on 18th February, 1887. He was the son of William Lucas, a Road Contractor, and Matilda Ellen Lucas (nee Long). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Road Labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Andover, Hampshire, as a Private in the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 29052). At a later date he transferred to the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 17448) and finally to the 194th Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 17448). He served in France & Flanders and was wounded in action and initially admitted to the No.1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France and then repatriated to the Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham, where he died on 15th November 1917. He was buried in the north west part of St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, on 19th November, 1917. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.